Remediation of the Highbury Complex Site in London, Ontario funded under the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan.

New phase brings new opportunities for DCC to support contaminated site clean-up

Work under the Government of Canada's multi-year Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) has moved into a new phase. With it come new opportunities for DCC to contribute to environmental clean-up work at military sites across the country.

DCC Coordinator, Construction Services Doug Thompson (left) and Gagetown Site Manager Craig Mercer inspect the completed gym floor. The new floor will serve the base and local community for years.

New site visit routine ensures ongoing fairness for contractors during project tendering

One way DCC ensures fairness in procurement is by providing contractors interested in bidding on projects access to visit the work site. But what if a pandemic-related lockdown makes that seem impossible?

The scene at CFB Esquimalt is a busy one as crews work to install 273 piles for the new B Jetty.

B Jetty team picking up steam

In August 2020, DCC at Work checked in with the project team at CFB Esquimalt as they marked the installation of the first piles on the large B Jetty replacement project. Now, the team is 65 piles in—and hitting their stride on the three-year, 269,400‑m3 jetty that will require 273 piles in total.

Renovation to a full 2‑storey space-filled military home is cost-effective and efficient. Each home takes approximately 140 days to convert.

Home renovations add light and space for military families

Across Canada, small 1‑1/2 storey houses are a familiar sight in military family housing. With two bedrooms tucked into sloped ceilings above and the rest of the rooms below, the older layout and construction can be challenging today.

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Valcartier Defence Research and Development Centre undergoes a renewal

The Department of National Defence's science and technology community will be able to count on a new research and development pavilion complex as early as 2024: a state‑of‑the‑art LEED infrastructure.

New strategy seeks to involve more Indigenous businesses in DCC's work

DCC has embarked on a dedicated strategy to increase Indigenous participation in the contracts it manages for the Department of National Defence.